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U.Va. Art Museum Opens "Singular Visions: Folk Art From Charlottesville Collections"

September 18, 2001-- Folk art treasures from Charlottesville collectors will be on exhibit at the University of Virginia Art Museum from Oct. 5 through Dec. 2. The show, "Singular Visions: Folk Art from Charlottesville Collections," opens with a reception Friday, Oct. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Created by self-taught artists inspired by their lives and visions, these works are often referred to as "naive art" in the mainstream art world. Using such materials as house paint, scraps of wood and paper, watercolors, pens and markers, folk artists often choose everyday tasks, dreamlike recollections, spiritual visions or biblical narratives as their subject matter.

"Collectors of this work are captivated by the artists' sincerity and originality, as well as by the freshness and accessibility of the works themselves," says Suzanne Foley, exhibit curator.

The show includes works by such well-known folk artists as Minnie Evans, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Minnie Atkins, Sam Doyle and Howard Finster. Most of the artists are Americans from the Southern United States.

The University of Virginia Art Museum is open to the public without charge Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is located on Rugby Road, a short distance from the Rotunda. A small parking lot for visitors is located behind the museum.

For more information about the exhibition contact the University of Virginia Art Museum, (434) 924-3592, or visit the museum Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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